A fourth alleged criminal gang member has been arrested in connection with three July 24 burglaries that occurred at Columbus homes, authorities said.
Thomas Farley, whom officials identified as an 18-year-old member of the “Zohannon” gang, was arrested Friday in connection with the string of burglaries. He was booked into the Muscogee County Jail to be held for a 9 a.m. Tuesday hearing in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
The three young men whom authorities identified as part of the burglary ring and the “Zohannon” gang were Bobby Thomas, 20; Itavius Jones, 19; and a 16-year-old boy.
Columbus police said the group burglarized homes in the 3100 block of Hatcher Drive and the 6800 block of Fawndale Drive. They were also accused of trying to breaking into a house in the 7100 block of Land Drive and the 1400 block of Lokey Drive.
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Officials said all four suspects committed the crimes while in a stolen vehicle.
The details of the arrest of Farley, Thomas and the 16-year-old have yet to be released, but authorities said Jones was in a stolen 2016 Ford Escape when they arrested him on Aug. 25.
Jones and 17-year-old Kaleel Jones were taken into custody after the Ford that authorities said they were riding in crashed near Lake Rushin Drive.
The two were accused of committing five house burglaries in the 2700 block of 47th Street, 4800 block of St. Francis Avenue, 2200 block of 51st Street, 5300 block of Roundabout Drive and the 4400 block of Walking Stick Way.
Officials said they aimed guns at a witness who confronted them on the scene of a break-in, but no one was injured.